One of the thrills of making a garden is trying new plants, and we have lots of suggestions – both new plants and reliable favourites.
Garden Making issue No. 21 includes articles on:
- A fascinating profile of the garden of Mary Gore in Toronto, whose inspiring and enthusiastic love of plants results in a ravine-side oasis in the city.
- Flowering spring ephemerals make a brief appearance, but a very welcome one.
- Easy-going panicle hydrangeas for multi-season interest.
- Ornamental grasses that take centre stage in a garden thanks to their fine textures, arching forms and alluring shades of red, copper, gold and green.
- Succulents that can be enjoyed year-round, indoors and out.
- Our yearly roundup of tempting new plants available in 2015.
- A list of reliable favourites – flowers, shrubs, trees and bulbs – recommended by gardening experts.
- How to use pest predators as biological controls to feast on insect pests that plague your plants.
- Handy pruning guide with a seasonal schedule.
- Much more, including propagating hellebores and plants for hummingbirds.
Garden Making issue No. 21 – Great Plants to Grow – on its cover features digiplexis, a tender perennial.
Published February 2015.